Concert sell out predicted

Waitiri Creek Winery manager Jason Moss predicts tomorrow's Classic Hits Winery Tour, being held at the winery from 5pm, will be a sellout. Photo by Tracey Roxburgh.
Waitiri Creek Winery manager Jason Moss predicts tomorrow's Classic Hits Winery Tour, being held at the winery from 5pm, will be a sellout. Photo by Tracey Roxburgh.
Tomorrow's inaugural Classic Hits Winery Tour at Waitiri Creek Winery, in Gibbston, is shaping up to be a sellout affair, with organisers predicting a last-minute rush of ticket sales.

Winery manager Jason Moss said more than half the 3000 tickets available had sold for the event, which is now in its seventh year, but being held at Waitiri Creek for the first time.

''It's exciting really. It's going to be great.''

Gates would open at 5pm, with New Zealand's Got Talent winner Clara van Wel getting the show started before headline acts Fat Freddy's Drop, Anika Boh & Hollie and The Adults, featuring Jon Toogood, Julia Deans and Shayne Carter, would take to the stage.

Mr Moss said concert goers were welcome to bring ''low-lying seats'' or picnic blankets to sit on and could also bring their own food into the venue.

However, no glass bottles, alcohol, professional cameras or recording devices could be brought in.

At the concert a range of refreshments would be available to buy.

Parking would be provided on-site. Alternatively, buses would leave from the Pig'n Whistle at 4pm, picking up at Goldfields, the Frankton bus shelter, Lake Hayes Corner and Arrow Junction on the way to the concert.

The buses would leave from the main entrance at Waitiri Creek at 10.15pm.

Buses cost $35 per person, or $110 per person for bus transport and a concert ticket.

Gate sales would also be available tomorrow, tickets costing $85 per adult.